Our Team

At NeuroSpine and Pain Center, patients receive care from some of the best in the field. All our physicians are board certified. This step follows a long and rigorous residency program—seven years for a neurosurgeon. Several of our neurosurgeons have completed fellowships with the American College of Surgeons in addition to their residencies. And our physical medicine physician has earned a fellowship from the American Academy of Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation after completing additional training in this field.

Isa Canavati, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Isa Canavati, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Neurosurgery

Dr. Canavati attended American University, Beirut, Lebanon, where he acquired his M.D. He completed residencies at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, and the University of California, San Francisco. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Canavati specializes in neurosurgery.

EDUCATION
- B.S., 1975, American University, Beirut
- M.D., 1979, American University, Beirut

RESIDENCY
- Johns Hopkins Hospital, General Surgery, Baltimore, Maryland, 1980-1981
- Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Neurosurgery, Rochester, Minnesota, 1981 - 1986

CERTIFICATION
- American Board of Neurological Surgery

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
- American Association of Neurological Surgeons
- American College of Surgeons
- American Medical Association
- Congress of Neurosurgery
- Fort Wayne Medical Society
- Neurological Society of Indiana

Jeffrey K. Kachmann, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Dr. Kachmann received his M.D. from Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN. He completed his internship at Case Western Reserve Hospital, Cleveland, OH. Dr. Kachmann completed his residencies at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. In addition he completed a fellowship in neurosurgery at New York University Hospital, New York, NY. Dr. Kachmann specializes in neurosurgery with emphasis on complex spine disorders including instrumentation, craniofacial reconstruction, pituitary disorders and brain tumors.

Loi K. Phuong, M.D., F.A.C.S

Neurosurgery

Dr. Phuong received his medical degree from the University of California at Irvine following an undergraduate degree from California State University at Los Angeles. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Dr. Phuong completed his neurosurgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where he received one of the top scores on the country in the neurosurgery board exam. In addition, he completed a fellowship in molecular medicine at Mayo. Dr. Phuong is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

EDUCATION
- B.S. in Biology, 1993, California State University, Los Angeles, California
- M.D., 1997, University of California, Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine, California

RESIDENCY
- Mayo Clinic, Department of Neurosurgery, Rochester, Minnesota, 1997-2003

CERTIFICATION
- American Board of Neurological Surgery

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
- American Association of Neurological Surgeons
- American Medical Association
- Congress of Neurosurgery

Shahnawaz H. Qureshi, D.O., FACOS, F.A.C.S.

Neurosurgery

Dr. Qureshi is a board certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon specializing in general neurosurgery, brain and spinal tumors; complex, minimally invasive and revision spine surgery; lateral access surgery (XLIF); and degenerative deformity and spinal fusion.

EDUCATION
- B.S. in Computer Science, 1999, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
- Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 2003, Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville, Kentucky

RESIDENCY
- OUCOM - Doctors Hospital, Neurological Surgery Residency
- Arrowhead Regional Medical Center/Western University, Neurological Surgery Residency

FELLOWSHIP
- Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Cranio-Spinal Trauma
- Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
- American Osteopathic Association
- American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
- American Medical Association

Dr. Nolan

Daniel Nolan, M.D.

Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Daniel Nolan, MD, the newest addition to NeuroSpine & Pain Center, has assumed leadership of the Interventional Pain Management Division. Dr. Nolan is an Indiana University School of Medicine graduate who has practiced Anesthesiology/ interventional pain management since 2006. He is well regarded in his field and is a welcome addition to our group.

Nicholas M. Wetjen, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Dr. Nicholas M. Wetjen, the newest addition to NeuroSpine & Pain Center, is welcoming new pediatric and adult neurosurgery patients.

Dr. Wetjen’s interest in neurosurgery began before medical school in his undergraduate studies in developmental neurobiology at Loras College in Dubuque. He instantly became fascinated with the complexity and design of the nervous system.

Not only will Dr. Wetjen focus on minimally invasive spine as well as brain, epilepsy, and vascular surgeries in adults – he will also help our young patients in need of neurological care. Dr. Wetjen brings his expertise and passion for pediatric and adult neurosurgery to our already exceptional neurological surgery team.

Amy Sutton, FNP.–BC.

Amy Sutton, FNP.–BC.

Neurosurgery

Ms. Sutton serves as a Nurse Practitioner in neurosurgery. She obtained her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her Master of Science in Nursing degree was completed at Indiana Wesleyan University. Ms. Sutton has a background in surgery and is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Jennifer Ritchie, MSN, FNP-C

Jennifer Ritchie, MSN, FNP-C

Physical Medicine / Rehabilitation

Ms. Ritchie graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree as well as her Master of Science and Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Union University. Ms. Ritchie serves as a Nurse Practitioner in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, building upon her 15-year background as a registered nurse in medical-surgical nursing, urology and as a certified nephrology nurse as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner in family medicine. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Adrienne Evans

Adrienne Evans, FNP-C

Neurosurgery

Adrienne Evans is a Nurse Practitioner with Neurosurgery. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. With 10 years of nursing experience in Med-Surg and Neuro-Trauma ICU, she graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

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Sara Stout, FNP-C

Neurosurgery

Sara Stout is a Family Nurse Practitioner with Neurosurgery. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University, Fort Wayne. With a surgical nursing background, she then obtained her Master of Science degree in Nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University. She is board certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.